The Woman With Red Hair

The Woman With Red Hair
The Woman With Red Hair © 1979 Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Sunday, May 28, 20:00 Deutsches Filmmuseum
    (Tickets only available at the Deutsches Filmmuseum)
  • 赫い髪の女
    Akai kami no onna
  • Japan 1979, 35mm, 73 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Tatsumi KUMASHIRO
  • Script: Haruhiko ARAI based on a novel by Kenji NAKAGAMI
  • Camera: Yonezo MAEDA
  • Cast: Junko MIYASHITA, Renji ISHIBASHI, Ako, Kai ATO, Noboru MITANI
  • Production & world sales: Nikkatsu
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • With an introduction by Dimitri Ianni

Construction workers Kozo and Takao rape their boss’s daughter. While she gets pregnant and asks Takao to marry her, Kozo starts an affair with a mysterious red-haired woman, spending days of desperate sex in his shabby flat. Often regarded as KUMASHIRO’s best work, this bleak drama garnered many awards.

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